Ewan, William Manson

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Birth Date: 18 September 1903 (Cowra, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 14 March 1967 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James William Manson Ewan and Mary (nee Whelan)

Family: (2) Alice Catherine McLuckie in 1944, (1) Jessie Alison Mary De Conlay on 14 September 1927, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Educated in Sydney and Warwick

Religion: Presbyterian

Relationship to Politician: Mr Ewan is the grand-nephew of Sir George Houston Reid, former Prime Minister of Australia


Jackeroo and overseer, 1922; Manager, 'Boothulla' in Paroo near Quilpie; Manager, 'Grassmere' Station; Took up 'Gunnawarra' at Morven in 1925 and sold out in 1952; Chairman of Directors, Roma Transport Co. Ltd, 1954 to 1958; Director, Western Publishers Pty Ltd and Toowoomba and Maranoa Broadcasting Co. Roma

Party Positions:

  1. (CP) Senior Vice-President, Queensland Country Party, 1953 - 1958

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Roma 29 Apr 1950 7 Mar 1953
Assembly CP Roma 3 Aug 1957 14 Mar 1967 Died in office

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included tennis and sports in general. Chairman: Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, Mitchell, 1940 to 1950, Pinaroo Home Scheme, and 'New Deal for the West' movement; President, Maranoa Graziers Association; Councillor, United Graziers Association, 1942 to 1950; Member: Maranoa Club and Roma Club

Sources: The Courier-Mail, 'Roma member dies after House collapse', 15 Mar 1967, p. 3

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 27 June 2017]